Saint Francis students
Geoffrey Ford, senior economics major, JJ Hazenstab, senior dual economics and
marketing major, were among the 30 students to present their research at the
42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Private Enterprise Education in
Lahaina, Hawaii from April 9th to April 12th 2017. Geoff presented
his paper "Quasi Free Markets in the U.S." and JJ presented his
honors thesis "The Effect of the Chicago Handgun Ban on Crime."
The topics at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Private Enterprise Education conference features undergraduate
research in economics and finance, as well as, socioeconomic issues in the US.
research highlights potential inefficiencies created in the market by
government intervention as well as provides evidence that the Federal Reserve
has lost its ability to make improvements in the US economy after the onset of
the 2008 Financial Crisis. JJ’s research examines the effects of firearm
possession by civilians in relation to violent crime rates focusing on notable
international and domestic instances. The academic research JJ presented at the
conference specifically focused on the ban of handgun ownership and sale in
Chicago, Illinois from 1982 to 2010.
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